Post # 1
I know there are quite a few people here that also blog, not to mention the bee bloggers. I am starting a wedding blog and I’m not really sure of the rules for using pictures. And I have tried googling and am getting all sorts of different answers. Is it okay to use images from another site if you link them? Like inspiration from other wedding blogs or The Knot?
Post # 3
Unless the images are copyrighted, you can use them. It is courteous though to acknowledge the source and even to try to make sure you are acknowledging the original source.
I really get annoyed when bloggers don’t acknowledge the source of their pics or ideas.
Post # 4
I run a wedding Tumblr, and I always source all my photos, back to the orignal post if possible. So if I can find the photographer, I source back to them. I do it as a courtesy, because I’ve had my own photos taken from the internet without credit and I didn’t like that feeling. So I credit everyone. But sometimes I end up skipping a step, skipping over the blog or Pintrest or whatever to straight to the photographer.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I can’t imagine that I will have much a problem with a small personal blog anyway, but I just wanted to try to do it right.
Post # 6
I think it’s important to research this sort of information. I suggest reading this blog post by someone who was sued for using images on their blog.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
Not sure if you’re planning to use your blog to apply for WB but I just wanted to mention that if you are, you’ll want to keep track of your sources as best as possible! I spent ages after I was accepted sourcing photos to make them bloggable, and now any photos we blog that aren’t our own require permission from the photographer. Just something to keep in mind. 🙂
Post # 8
@Mrs. Dragon: yes, yes! I’m in the middle of doing this now, and it’s taking me *forever* I thought I was being really good about it too, but you really have to be on top of everything. It’s better to do it correctly the first time!
Post # 9
Oh wow, permission from the photographer? I’m guessing that’s the most legal way to do it so I should probably just do that anyway. I’m not sure if I will apply or not but it is something to keep in mind, thanks!